Group Forum: Outside Sales-Lunch on the Go

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Posted: 02 Jan 2012, 23:41
I'm an outside sales rep and I'm always on the fly and sometimes don't have time inbetween appts. I did make one change and did not make any appts between 12-1:30pm so I have time to eat but I find that I rush myself and the only thing you can eat when you're in a rush is fast food, well that's my reality. Even worse, I don't eat all day sometimes and grab something for the drive home which is an hour 1. It's against the law now with the new distracted driving law (Canadian) 2. It's not easy to eat a Subway while driving so I resort to fast food. Any one have some suggestions on how I can change these habits? I did by a cold lunch bag but where do you think it my cupboard because I don't make time to make a lunch. Excuses, excuses I know.

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Posted: 05 Jan 2012, 04:11
well i wanted you to give the advice of prepareing your meals by yourself. then you can either heat them up in a microwave or eat it cold (depends on what it is). and there are also great salad bars you can get healthy "fast food".

and your problem with the snacks isn't really a problem. why don't you take some healthy snacks with you? i do this every day... i have some cherry tomatos, cucumber slices, slices peppers....and eat them when i'm hungry. it is better than take something out of a machine...

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Posted: 07 Jan 2012, 19:21
I found out that the only way for me to take lunch with me in the morning is to prepack as much as I can during weekend. I have nuts packed in 1 oz bags. You can also buy veggies and fruit, measure them on the weekend, put them into separate plastic bags and just grab one in the morning. That should at least cover healthy snacks. I do same with lunches, I have them ready for at least several days in a row, but not sure how it will work for you, I have fridge in the office. May be invest in a small car fridge, if you spend most time on the road.
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Posted: 09 Jan 2012, 04:44
Hi there,
I used to work "on-the-road" too and eating right has always been a chore. The way that I managed to start eating right was actually at fast food joints like Mcdonalds. Most have healthy options like salads, rolls etc that are actually pretty good. The only problem I had was trying to resist the better tasting stuff - Some things that have really helped me.

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Posted: 10 Jan 2012, 03:57
reparker wrote:
only problem I had was trying to resist the better tasting stuff

this is a real big challenge...when you go into a mcdonalds or so, you usually go because of "the better tasting stuff" and not for having a salad... Rolling Eyes

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Posted: 28 Jan 2012, 11:56
My job is hectic and not very predictable for the most part - so I tend to keep some almonds in my bag in case I can't get a real lunch in. I prepare ahead of time and bring lots of choices with me. If I don't I am at a loss as to how to keep on my plan.

So far it has worked for me.
"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use." ~Earl Nightingale

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Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 03:13
I put a ziploc bag of celery sticks and take a container of hummus. They make a great dipping pair and neither spoils easily if they're at room temp for a couple of hours while you're on the go. (I don't recommend leaving them in a hot car, of course!)

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Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 03:18
Taco Bell has Chicken Fresco Soft Tacos that are tasty and are only 150 calories each.